Anybody who drives in New York Metropolis is aware of how hectic and irritating the visitors jams might be. However imagine it or not, it may very well be even worse.
Based on mobile analytics company INRIX, the common New Yorker sits in 117 hours of visitors yearly. The corporate’s international visitors scorecard places a value on that wasted time and gasoline at roughly $2,000 per particular person, per 12 months.
That charge is not the worst in the world, worst in the nation and even worst in the northeast. INRIX found that London had the worst overall traffic numbers, as drivers in England’s capital metropolis spent roughly 156 a 12 months caught in their automobiles.
Chicago had the worst congestion in the U.S., second solely to London with 155 hours spent in visitors. Paris got here after that, with 138 hours misplaced to visitors, and Boston was fourth with 134 hours. NYC was fifth.
Boston noticed the best enhance in congestion, up 79 p.c from 2021. Chicago’s was up 49 p.c, whereas NYC remained a bit extra stagnant, rising 15 p.c from the earlier 12 months.
No different American metropolis landed in the prime 10, which was rounded out by Bogota, Toronto, Miami, Palermo and Monterrey, in Mexico.